Car battery-charging stations for all within three years


If Al Gore has taught me anything, it’s that the Earth is going to explode any minute now (think Sephiroth’s Super Nova) because we burn too many fossil fuels. So let’s stop burning them. One man has just such a plan.

Some guy from Silicon Valley, Shai Agassi, plans to launch a VC-backed system of battery-charging stations. This would encourage the development of battery-powered cars, cars whose development has been stymied because of the near-zero improvement in battery technology. Developmental cars compatible with the charging stations would be released early next year, with consumer-grade cars coming out two years later. Such cars roughly cut the price per mile driven to one-third of its current price, or about seven cents per mile. And with oil inching past $90, combined with the near worthlessness of the US dollar, that can only be a good thing.

Again, good luck, bro.

Reimagining the Automobile Industry by Selling the Electricity [New York Times]